All too often I get people coming to me with the same problem, confused and overwhelmed about how no matter what they try, they just can’t get the health, life and body of their dreams.
They’re fed up and frustrated with not getting results, and even when they have, they seem to rarely be able to maintain them.
But what If I told you that there’s one simple change you could make that would change everything.
And I mean it, everything, from your health to your relationships, career, happiness, finances, you name it, everything.
This is the single difference between the average and the greats, it’s how Thomas Edison became the most recognised inventor, how Alexander the Great became king of the world, how Bill Gates conquered technology and Elon Musk achieved the impossible.
But what is this magical potion?
Is it setting big goals? Accepting mistakes? Becoming obsessed? Inspiring others? The ability to work 20 hours a day? Pure luck?
No, no it’s not.
It’s far simpler than that, and the truth is without it, none of those traits even matter.
I’ll warn you now though, it’s probably not something you are going to want to hear…
And it may even sting a bit..
So are you ready?
Are you sure?
Well here it goes…
They refuse to make excuses.
Regardless of their failures, setbacks, shortcomings, disadvantages or lot in life, they refuse to make excuses.
And if just reading that right now is causing yourself to compare yourself to them, trying to justify your situation or shift the blame to something else, then I’m sorry to be the one to say it, but that is exactly your problem.
The difference between those who achieve their goals and those who don’t is they refuse to accept that it’s okay to just give up, to find the easy way out, or blame anyone or any thing else for their troubles and situation.
After all, how many times do we give up on the first sight of failure? When that quick fix isn’t a miracle cure? Or anytime things become just a little bit hard?
That’s because it’s far easier to give up and make an excuse than it is to persevere, and that’s why most people remain ‘stuck’, simply complaining about the way things are, but never actually doing anything to change it.
I know that’s what I used to do, and that’s exactly why I became so overweight, miserable, depressed and overwhelmed.
I lived in a world where I believed I was a victim, it was never my fault and this was a life I simply had to accept.
And I’m sorry to be the barer of bad news, but the harsh reality is that no one cares about your excuses but you.
So how do you stop making excuses?
It all comes down to your mindset, recognising your limiting beliefs, why you think and act the way that you do and the habits that you’ve formed.
Cause here’s the thing, once you get to the core of the issue, then you will realise what’s holding you back, the barriers you’ve placed in the way and why you aren’t living the life you deserve.
You’ll be able to show yourself that change is possible, shatter the walls around you and stop at nothing to achieve your goals.
That is how you get any result you want, and it is also the reason why mindset and behaviour change coaching is at the very core of my one-to-one Coaching Programme.
As without changing your mindset, nothing else you do really matters.
So it’s time to shake it off, man up, and take control of your own journey.
Thomas Edison said it best with his famous quote; ‘I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work’, which is exactly why in all of my work you’ll see me repeat myself over and over again about the fact that you need to have an actual plan, focus on small baby steps and enjoy the journey for what it is, rather than fixating so much on the end result.
So go out, conquer the world, and create your own legacy along the way.
Or don’t, it’s completely up to you, just don’t be surprised when a year from now things are even worse.
You can do it, I know you can, but sometimes we just need some tough love to push us in the right direction.
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